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Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies with Zesty Orange & Oats

Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies

Biscuits | 20th February 2017 | By

When I’m in the mood for biscuits, I want a recipe that is quick and simple to make. I find a cookie craving needs to be satisfied fast, or I might be in danger of a trip to the shops for a packet of biscuits loaded with sugar and other unwanted ingredients. These crunchy peanut butter cookies with zesty orange & oats fit the bill nicely.

The biscuits are crunchy-on-the-outside and chewy-on-the-inside and can be made in 30 minutes from start to finish. They are made with wholemeal spelt flour and oats for additional nutrition. The cookies are light on sugar but strong on flavour; the peanut butter and orange compliment each other in a highly satisfying way. They make a good accompaniment to a morning or afternoon cuppa and fill any holes that might be encountered through the day.

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Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies with Zesty Orange and Oats
Prep Time
18 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Crunchy oat biscuits made with wholemeal spelt flour and oats. Light on sugar but strong on flavour, they make a good accompaniment to a morning or afternoon cuppa.
Author: Choclette
Ingredients
  • 50 g salted butter
  • 50 g crunchy peanut butter
  • 75 g light muscovado sugar
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1 egg
  • 100 g wholemeal spelt flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 75 g rolled oats
Instructions
  1. Cream the butter, peanut butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in the orange zest, followed by the egg.
  3. Sift in the flour and bicarbonate of soda and add the oats. Mix until just combined.
  4. Place heaped teaspoonfuls well apart on a large lined baking tray or two small ones.
  5. Place in a ready heated oven and bake at 180℃ for 10-12 minutes, depending on how well done you like your biscuits.
Recipe Notes

Add 75g of chocolate chips for an extra chocolatey dimension.

Treat Petite LogoI’m sending these crunchy peanut butter cookies off to The Baking Explorer and Cakeyboi for Treat Petite.

 

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36 Comments

  1. olivia Kirby

    20th February 2017 at 4:37 pm

    I have all those ingredients bar the flour, can I use any flour?

    Reply
    • Choclette

      20th February 2017 at 5:22 pm

      You can use any flour you like Olivia, I just prefer wholemeal as it’s more nutritious. Let me know how you get on.

      Reply
  2. Elizabeth

    20th February 2017 at 4:41 pm

    MMmm those look lovely! I like taking oatmeal cookies out cycling or trekking. They give such a great energy boost. 🙂

    Reply
    • Choclette

      20th February 2017 at 5:24 pm

      Yes, they are definitely good for outdoor activities. I’ve been slacking recently and need to get out more.

      Reply
  3. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    20th February 2017 at 4:55 pm

    These are some delicious and guilt free cookie treats, Choclette.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      20th February 2017 at 5:25 pm

      Delicious and guilt free are the ones for me Angie 😉

      Reply
  4. Sarah

    20th February 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Oh I the idea of peanut butter and orange in an oat cookie. 🙂

    Reply
    • Choclette

      20th February 2017 at 5:25 pm

      I hope it’s a good idea rather than a bad one Sarah?

      Reply
  5. Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too

    20th February 2017 at 5:17 pm

    I never thought of adding orange to peanut putter cookies

    Reply
    • Choclette

      20th February 2017 at 5:26 pm

      It’s a flavour combination I came across when I was a child and have loved it ever since.

      Reply
  6. Sisley White

    20th February 2017 at 5:34 pm

    You had me at peanut butter! I love a cookie and will definitely be making these asap!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      20th February 2017 at 8:59 pm

      Oh, let me know how you get on if you do make these Sisley 🙂

      Reply
  7. Lucy Parissi

    20th February 2017 at 6:37 pm

    I am with you – better bake something quick and delicious than buy it from a store. Store bought cookies are usually such a dissapointment!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      20th February 2017 at 8:59 pm

      They are just so phenomenally sweet Lucy. I don’t understand why they need to add so much sugar AND I have a sweet tooth!

      Reply
  8. Lynsey || One More Slice

    20th February 2017 at 8:23 pm

    You can’t go wrong with peanut butter!! These sounds amazing! xx

    Reply
    • Choclette

      20th February 2017 at 8:57 pm

      Very true, peanut butter is such a brilliant invention 🙂

      Reply
  9. Sus // roughmeasures.com

    20th February 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Peanut butter is a favourite, cookies is a favourite – perfect!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      20th February 2017 at 8:58 pm

      But what about the orange Sus?

      Reply
  10. Johanna @ Green Gourmet Giraffe

    20th February 2017 at 11:51 pm

    they look really satisfying – I would not think of pairing orange and peanuts in sweet food but then again I can see it easily in savoury food so I am sure it would work

    Reply
    • Choclette

      21st February 2017 at 4:43 pm

      Some of the first biscuits I ever made were peanut butter and orange, so I have a predilection now for that particular flavour pairing. They really are very nice though. Try it and let me know what you think.

      Reply
  11. Sylvia @ Happiness is homemade

    21st February 2017 at 7:45 am

    Crunchy peanut butter? Win, win! Love the look of these cookies and the addition of orange sounds just perfect to me!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      21st February 2017 at 4:44 pm

      Thanks Sylvia. The only trouble with delicious cookies like these, is that they don’t hang around very long.

      Reply
  12. Nico @ yumsome

    21st February 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Orange and peanut butter, yes please! What a smashing combination, and I love that you’ve used a more ‘oomphy’ flour too, to make these cookies even more satisfying. Fab! xx

    Reply
    • Choclette

      23rd February 2017 at 4:32 pm

      Hahaha, love the idea of oomphy flour. That’s pretty much what I always use 😉

      Reply
  13. Katharine

    22nd February 2017 at 3:02 pm

    I completely agree about shop-bought biscuits! That huge long list of ingredients, all those fake fats and sugars… and they don’t taste half as nice as home made. Yours look and sound delicious – again, it’s not really a combination I’d ever thought of but I can’t wait to try it now – thank you!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      23rd February 2017 at 3:25 pm

      Ah, you should know me by know. I like to push the boat out and get people thinking. Having said that, I was making peanut butter orange biscuits as a teenager. No idea where I got the recipe I used to make then.

      Reply
  14. Kat (The Baking Explorer)

    23rd February 2017 at 6:14 pm

    These biscuits sound scrumptious! I’ve never had peanut butter and orange together but I’d love to try it! Thanks for linking up to #TreatPetite

    Reply
    • Choclette

      23rd February 2017 at 6:42 pm

      Thanks Kat, it’s a lovely flavour combination and well worth trying.

      Reply
  15. Cathy @ Planet Veggie

    23rd February 2017 at 6:24 pm

    I love oats and peanut butter so I’m going to totally love these, especially with the added interest of orange!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      23rd February 2017 at 6:45 pm

      Yay, go for it and let me know the verdict.

      Reply
  16. Lucy

    23rd February 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Mmm the combo of peanut butter and orange sounds lovely, I will have to make these very soon! Thanks for linking to my cookies.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      26th February 2017 at 5:02 pm

      My pleasure Lucy. I’m rather wishing I had a few left in the house now.

      Reply
  17. Corina

    23rd February 2017 at 9:45 pm

    These look lovely and healthy! I do like peanut butter cookies and what a great idea to add a little orange zest!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      26th February 2017 at 5:02 pm

      Thanks Corina, peanut butter and orange may not be an obvious combination, but it’s a good one 🙂

      Reply
  18. Kate - gluten free alchemist

    23rd February 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Nothing beats a home-baked oat cookie! I think they were one of the first things I made gluten free! x

    Reply
    • Choclette

      26th February 2017 at 5:05 pm

      I like the chewiness and texture that oats give a cookie. I can see oat cookies would be a good GF one to start you off.

      Reply

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